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Chris Anderson

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How will you take part in JR's TED Prize wish?

First, if you haven't seen it yet, watch the amazing TED Prize speech given by French street artist JR. He's initiating a spectacular global art project that anyone can participate in. But how? This is up to the creative imagination of people around the world.
- Is there an amazing "invisible person" you know of, whose portrait should be shared with the world?
- Is there a tough issue you'd like to stand up for in public with your own portrait?
- Can you imagine energizing a local community around either of these?
- Can you imagine finding a spectacular local site to post giant portraits?
- Other thoughts? (You may spark something for someone else!)

Topics: TED Prize art

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  • Apr 20 2011: [Looking for how-to advice!] [How to print out the big poster and in what kind of paper]
    my friends and i are totally inspired by JR's projects around the world. We had a discussion to do it in the city we live in. in some parts of my city, people are forced to leave their house due to unjust "urban redevelopment project" conducted by the city government and private constructors. Details are in discussion. Just post this to look for some experienced people to give us some technical in st ructions.

    1) in JR's website it only shows how to make glue, anyone knows how to print the huge poster?
    2) on what kind of paper? light paper or thick paper?

    really grateful if you can give us some hints!!
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      Apr 20 2011: Lisa, I see you are in Richmond Hill so it shouldn't be a problem to contact JR's team and register your project following their guidelines. They will then print up all of the images you send to them and ship them to your group, so you don't have to worry about paper. I also asked about making the large images and they will print out your image to the dimensions you specify if you want to do large installations. You shoule ask the questions dircetly to the JR team.
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      May 5 2011: Right on top of those gluing videos is an email address that you write to: jr@insideoutproject.net

      It's little. (Are we talking Richmond Hill--Toronto? It would be great to see active, public art there!--That's where I'm from!)

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